The Instigator
WrathofGod
Pro (for)
Winning
46 Points
The Contender
Postup10101
Con (against)
Losing
30 Points

Resolved: Baseball Sucks

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after 15 votes the winner is...
WrathofGod
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/11/2010 Category: Sports
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 4,883 times Debate No: 13347
Debate Rounds (2)
Comments (15)
Votes (15)

 

WrathofGod

Pro

I want to briefly explain why I think baseball is barely a sport, and when compared to other sports in the US, makes me embarrassed that it was created here.

Baseball is the only major American sport where players can
-Consistently be overweight
-Use legal narcotics while playing (chew)
-Excel with illegal steroids on a regular basis
-Receive any sum of money without fear of fair play rules
-Wear jewelry while playing without fear that it may inhibit them
-Sit in a dugout for half the game and have fully participated
-Not have completed one athletic task and yet have fully participated
-Find themselves only breaking a sweat due to the heat
-Play over 100 games in the regular season without paying a physical toll
-Watch another sport on TV while playing their sport (dugouts)
-Use steroids with little fear that it will hurt their professional career or legacy.

Baseball is the only major American sport where
-Wins are almost entirely based on the strength of a team's budget (Yankees)
-There is so little complexity that errors are actually counted
-The entire game can be watched in a highlight reel of less than 1 minute http://wiki.answers.com...
-Offense and Defense strategy consists of hitting the ball hard and throwing to first base
-Two players are doing 98% of the playing (the pitcher and catcher)
-If a team plays a perfect game it means only one person is tired (the pitcher)
-The official game break is described as a "stretch", as if the crowd must be woken up
-There are no time outs because there is no time
-Fans can miss over 100 games of the favorite team and not have missed anything important
-Rain ends the game
-Instant replay is not allowed. They affirm lies and call them truth. Such as what is being reported when a pitcher missed out on a perfect game because of a bad call. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com...

Baseball is boring and I cannot believe its still aired on Television. Its a social pariah and I'm embarrassed that the "national pastime" of an overweight nation is the sport in which so little is required. The reason baseball is so beloved is because anybody can play it. No not everybody can throw a 90mph fastball, or hit one for that matter, but the average American athlete can run the bases faster than the pros, and is just as likely to catch a ball coming at them or throw a ball the distance of a field. But even if these things were unique, they are not the kind of things that when added together make a sport, they are the kind of things that make a game. Baseball is a game, and a fun one if your playing (I really like to play it) but it isn't a sport, hell its barely a watchable TV experience. Its got to be the only thing on television that gets worse with HD, feeling like I'm really there makes me even more depressed.

I hate baseball.
Postup10101

Con

I gladly accept this debate on Baseball.

***DEFINITIONS***

Baseball: "a game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players each on a large field having four bases that mark the course a runner must take to score; also : the ball used in this game" - http://www.merriam-webster.com...

Sucks: "to draw (as liquid) into the mouth through a suction force produced by movements of the lips and tongue" -http://www.merriam-webster.com...

***Resolution***

There is no possible way for Baseball to suck, for the reason that Baseball is a game which does not have a physical presence. Therefore, I find it very hard to believe that something without a physical presence can draw (as liquid) into the mouth through a suction force produced by movements of the lips and tongue. Also (as stated in definition), Baseball does not have a mouth which is needed to suck.
Debate Round No. 1
WrathofGod

Pro

Slang . to be repellent or disgusting (ex: "Postup sucks at debating")
http://dictionary.reference.com...

Sorry I should have clarified.
Postup10101

Con

I appreciate my opponent's example of the slang usage of the word suck. It was good for a chuckle.

****CONCLUSION****

My opponent has not given me a sufficient counter argument, just a correction for his original argument. Therefore, there is nothing I can argue about now.

Also (even if it was humorous), I find it a bit inappropriate and rather obnoxious to find it necessary to insult me during this event. In that manner, please vote CON.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by svodylan69 5 years ago
svodylan69
wrathofgod, your a faggot, fight me.
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
that gave me a good laugh :D
Posted by twsurber 6 years ago
twsurber
CON won the semantics battle but dropped all of PRO's 1st round contentions.
Posted by bluesteel 6 years ago
bluesteel
lol, this was awesome

hilarious: There is so little complexity that errors are actually counted
Posted by rougeagent21 6 years ago
rougeagent21
Nice second round PRO ;)
Posted by Sniperjake1994 6 years ago
Sniperjake1994
Conduct: about the same
S&G: Same
Arguments: Pro, con made pathetic word for word minutest arguments.
sources: obviously pro, con only had dictionary sources.

overall, boring and obvious win
Posted by Chrysippus 6 years ago
Chrysippus
RFD:

Conduct was going to go to Pro, because Con only posted junk rounds; but the gratuitous insult in R2 leveled that out. I sympathize with you, WG, but insults aren't arguments, ever.

S/G was tied, nothing to complain of there. Arguments, of course, went to the only one to have made any. Sources tied.
Posted by Kinesis 6 years ago
Kinesis
That...was so boring.
Posted by RoyLatham 6 years ago
RoyLatham
It would have been relatively easy for Con to have on this debate. Most of Pro's assertion were false, and Pro offered no evidence to support any except the one about instant replay. All Con had to do was say that Pro's assertions were false and unproved. He might have cited some stats on the physical training of baseball players, or dug up some of the TV games in which baseball players win tug-of-war contess with football players and such. However, Con didn't show up for the debate, and it's not possible to win by leavng every relevant assertion unrefuted.

The context of the opening statement made it clear what Pro meant by "sucks" -- so that wasn't at issue.
Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
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